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house was trying to show transparency, declassifying documents about once secret nsa spying. that was immediately trumped by even more revelations of spying and an uncomfortable moment for the head of the national security agency. while national security secrets were leaking all over washington, general keith alexander was at a las vegas hackers convention facing down hecklers. >> we stand for freedom. >> reporter: the heckler took issue with that statement but the director fired back, saying congressional investigators have found no illegal activity by the nsa. >> that's not bull. those are facts. >> reporter: but today brought another blockbuster revelation, a still top secret nsa program leaked by edward snowden to a british newspaper that it says allows u.s. analysts to snoop on, quote, nearly everything a user does on the internet in real time. the guardian story provides a 32-page training guide, showing how the so called x key score program works, sucking up data from 150 sites around the world that can show phone calls, e-mails being written, sites being visited, wor
outlined new measures to reform the top secret surveillance programs revealed by fugitive nsa leaker, edward snowden, including putting a new "civil liberties" officer at the nsa and promising to reveal more about the once-secret programs. >> we can and must be more transparent. >> reporter: but not when it comes to drone strikes. in a response to the latest global terror threat, the u.s. has carried out six drone strikes in the last two weeks. in the interest of transparency, can you tell us about these drone strikes that we've seen over the last couple of weeks in yemen? >> i'm not going to discuss specific operations that have taken place. >> so you won't even confirm that we've carried out drone strikes in yemen? >> i will not have a discussion about operational issues. >> reporter: the spy program reforms announced today would not have happened almost certainly withouthe leaks of edward snowden. that has some people today calling him a hero. the president said he's a lawbreaker, not a patriot. late-breaking news on the terror threat that has resulted in the closing of the embass
putin. it was to be next month. he did it right after russia gave nsa leaker edward snowden asylum and tonight two of the most powerful leaders on the planet are shadow boxing as the world watches. here's abc's white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: the last time these two got together the body language spoke louder than their words, sometimes grimacing, never agreeing on much of anything. now a new low, not just for putin and obama, but for russia and the u.s. for the first time since the cold war, a u.s. president is cancelling a publicly announced meeting in russia. it's not just putin's decision to grant asylum to fugitive nsa leaker edward snowden. he has also defied the u.s. by selling heavy weapons to the syrian government as its accused of slaughtering its own people. the president vented about it last night with jay leno. >> there have been times where they slipped back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. what i say to president putin is, that's the past. >> putin seems to be like one of those old school kgb guys. >> he headed up the kgb. >> rep
before edward snowden and the nsa. bradley manning leaked the top secret documents, just sentenced to 35 years behind bars this week, tonight revealing he wants to live behind bars as a woman. the military responding to that request. here's jim avila. >> reporter: bradley manning had one more secret to tell, the small statured man in the army greens is actually a woman inside. those pictures of him cross dressing shown at trial were real and not a defense tactic. in a letter released today, manning wrote, as i transition into this next phase of my life, i want everyone to know the real me. i am chelsea manning. i am a female. manning wants to be called she and begin the transformation immediately. given the way that i feel and have felt since childhood, i want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. that may be difficult because at fort levin worth where he's to serve a 35 year sentence for releasing 700,000 documents to wikileaks, the military does not offer that type of treatment but his attorney vows to fight. >> i'm going to change that. >> reporter: the attorneys first demonst
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